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1  Other / Politics & Society / The Kracken! on: November 26, 2020, 12:56:00 PM
BREAKING: Sidney Powell Releases the 'Kraken' in Georgia with Explosive New Lawsuit

Defense Attorneys Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and others have filed a lawsuit in Georgia demanding that the results of the 2020 election be set aside because of “massive election fraud” and foreign influence in the election. The lawsuit claims that 96,600 mail-in ballots “were fraudulently cast” and that “136,098 ballots were illegally counted as a result of improper manipulation of the Dominion software.”

Powell, a high-profile attorney who represents former Trump National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn, asks that the governor be enjoined from certifying the election. The 104-page lawsuit claims that Gov. Brian Kemp, Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger, and the chair and members of the Georgia State Elections Board failed to police the alleged fraud, including “multiple violations of Georgia laws, including O.C.G.A. §§ 21-2-30(d), 21-2-31, 21-2- 33.1 and §21-2-522, and multiple Constitutional violations, as shown by fact witnesses to specific incidents, multiple expert witnesses and the sheer mathematical impossibilities found in the Georgia 2020 General Election.”

The lawsuit, co-filed with attorney Lin Wood and an Atlanta attorney, asks a judge to set aside the results of the election in a permanent injunction; enjoin elections officials from certifying the election; demands that all voting machines be subjected to forensic assessment; and asks that election officials produce 36 hours of surveillance video of “all rooms used in the voting process at State Farm Arena in Fulton County, GA from 12:00am to 3:00am until 6:00pm on November.”
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / A proposal: The Bitcoin on: November 16, 2020, 06:42:23 PM
If the proper way to refer to Batman is not just,

"Hey, Batman gonna save us?"

but instead,

"Is The Batman gonna save us?"

Then shouldn't we be talking about The Bitcoin?

It's not like it's just any old bitcoin.
3  Other / Politics & Society / Is lying or cheating in support of stealing an election okay? on: November 10, 2020, 03:55:40 PM
Just curious what the attitudes were on this subject.

This is self moderated; vote based on your beliefs, prejudices, hates, whatever.

Please don't post more endless trump hate, just vote.
4  Other / Politics & Society / GOT SYSTEMIC RACISM? THEN YOU SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED on: September 21, 2020, 02:40:57 PM
Admitting your innate racism because of white guilt? Might think twice about that.

How will Princeton, having admitted that damaging, systemic racism is embedded at the university, explain to the Department of Education that it was being truthful when it said Princeton does not discriminate on the basis of race? We can see the shape of a possible response in the statement Princeton issued upon receiving the Education Department’s demand for an explanation.

Princeton seems to be saying that the “systemic racism” at Princeton is the “continued effect[]” of “racial injustice and race-based inequities that persist throughout American society.” In this account, Princeton’s letter acknowledging racism and discussing ways to combat it is an attempt at “grappling honestly with the nation’s history and the current effects of systemic racism,” not an admission of discrimination by Princeton itself.

Is this a satisfactory defense? I don’t think so.

Suppose a manufacturer admitted that damaging systemic racism is embedded at its plant. It would not be much of a defense to say that the racism of the plant is a byproduct of racism that persists throughout society. An institution cannot duck responsibility that easily.

The same would be true of a manufacturer that admitted its factory is a hostile work environment for female employees. It would not be sufficient to blame the hostile treatment of women — in other words, the sexual harassment — on societal sexism in general or the long history of treating women as sex objects in particular.

This line of defense would be even less persuasive if, like Princeton’s president, the management team at the factory had been in place for years and had only now confessed to racism or sexism and implemented new measures to combat it.

If racism at Princeton consisted only of some students and professors holding racist views they kept to themselves, this would not mean that Princeton violated its duty under federal law not to discriminate. But Princeton confessed to much more than this. It admitted that the racism at Princeton does “damage” to “people of color” at the university.

When systemic, embedded racism does damage to members of a minority group, the damaged individuals are discriminated against. Princeton’s black students have the right to attend college without suffering damage due to their race — damage not inflicted on white students.

In reality, Princeton’s black students aren’t at a disadvantage compared to white students. In fact, they enjoy important advantages, including significantly lower admissions standards and a president who panders to many of their demands.

But that’s not how Princeton’s president seems to view the situation, and it’s not what he told the Princeton community. He’s committed to the proposition that black students are suffering due to embedded racism at the university he’s run for seven years.

I don’t think that view can be squared with the non-discrimination representations Princeton has made to the Department of Education or to others. ....
5  Other / Politics & Society / Democrat ACCOMPLISHMENTS since 2016 on: August 20, 2020, 05:38:53 PM
Actual accomplishments please not a wishlist or failed concepts.

Self moderated, you know why.
6  Other / Politics & Society / Trump ACCOMPLISHMENTS on: August 19, 2020, 11:18:14 AM
Self moderated, because the endless Trump-hate.

List accomplishments. Not promises, not non-accomplished things.
7  Other / Politics & Society / Covid Theater: on: July 16, 2020, 11:19:07 PM
How much longer is the social distancing and masks needed/tolerable?
8  Other / Politics & Society / Should the US Bail out Minneapolis's Riot Damage on: July 16, 2020, 10:08:40 PM
(...somehow the system bolds the "No" option, no clue why or how...)

Trump Admin Deies Minneapolis $500m Riot Damage Bailout Request

Your opinion? As usual, the comments are priceless!

"How stupid can the Minnesota Governor be to think that we the American Taxpayers would be made to pay for the damaged cause by BLM and the so called Peaceful Protesters. Isn’t it his state that gave us Omar and Al Frankenstein? Just another Blue state governor who can’t think for himself. What a joke he and his state have become! Does he also want the American Taxpayer to pay for the High End Funeral they gave to George Floyd’s?"

"These democrat mayors tell the police to stand down, let the mayhem ravage their cities and then expect others to pay for the damages and repairs that their own support of the mob caused in the first place. Not no, but hell no!"

"Don’t forget their muslim Attorney General Ellington who refuses to charge the rioters, looters, and terrorists who were allowed to cause this damage."

"You chumps in Minneapolis voted your city government in. You broke it, you own it. Why should I contribute one thin tax dime to the clusterfark you created. I’ve got the damage from my own set of clowns here in California to pay for."

"If they voted Dem, are they really innocent? If the Dems are voted out in November, perhaps help the small businesses in some way. If the Dems remain in control and there is no policing in Mpls, then any help would be throwing away good money.

The city and state government is is displaying stunning incompetence so far. One would think Minnesota is being run by the same people who ran the Iowa Caucus fiasco. Oh,…wait…

One would only reopen a business in the city if one could use other people’s money."

It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to stand by idly and let the city burn, then turn around and ask for taxpayer $$$ to clean up your $#!+.

You made your burned-out bed, Minneapolis – now lie in it."

"Good. And as a New Yorker I hope NY doesn’t get a penny either."

9  Other / Politics & Society / I have seen the Green New Deal or something like it? on: May 09, 2020, 09:14:42 PM
Have we seen with Covid an economic collapse similar to the Green New Deal and other utopian schemes?
10  Other / Politics & Society / Privacy and Covid-19 on: April 16, 2020, 01:08:07 AM
It is a fact that tracking of all individuals would lead to ability to back track spreading of Covid 19. For government to have such an ability is obviously a serious problem as far as any safeguard of privacy. And it's reasonable to expect that if government agencies are given such a power, they would abuse it and not be willing to cease using and abusing that data.

It's also clear that commercial interests often package an algorithm and software as an "app" with your "data in the cloud," and that they do this so they can steal and abuse your data, not because it is necessary.

However, these are not necessary results of a perceived need to track people for reasons of preventing Covid 19 spread. I will show how.

Suppose that all data of position from an individual's phone was publicly recorded, but his identity is hidden and his location is hidden. Then, he cannot be identified. How could this be done?

If location data is x and y offset from a position we'll call pseudo(0,0) then it isn't known even what part of the world that data is related to. Each person's data can be offset from a discrete pseudo(0,0), and in most cases these should be different.

An individual might permit various levels of access to his track, and might request access to track data of those who paralleled his positions.

A government entity might request nexus data, backwards from those who tested positive and who permitted the nexus data.

Arguments to the contrary, that this cannot be done or isn't practical, are really misdirection of the entire issue to permit the government and commercial interests to collect and outright or under the table abuse user data. Period.

11  Other / Politics & Society / World War V: Man against Virus on: March 15, 2020, 01:44:09 PM
A unique and interesting thing is happening.

Armed by our current level of networking and phones, it's today a matter of choice whether to go to work or school or church, or do the same activities at home. In the past, there was no such choice. With world wide nearly instant communications, peoples' understanding is ahead of the spread of the co19 virus. In the past, people merely reacted much later, after the spread of the germ.

There are measures across the planet to contain, fight and neutralize the virus. This is the first coordinated, world wide war against a virus. But it will not be the last. Isn't it likely that in the future, when another SARS, or another swine flu or bird flu occurs, a very similar thing will happen?

Our new technologies enable effective responses.
12  Other / Politics & Society / Coronavirus: How can YOU help? on: February 17, 2020, 12:52:36 AM
Open discussion. Not about what can/should governments do, or who the bad guys are. Assume it's as bad as the Great Influenza of 1918, but we know more now, and we're going to do better this time.

A small percentage will die, many - some that you know and some that you don't know - will be quarantined.

What can you do to help?
13  Other / Politics & Society / Bill Barr and Durham CRIMINAL investigations of Trump Haters on: December 20, 2019, 09:30:51 PM
Yes, this is where the real action will start. Not with the "Mueller Report." Not with the Inspector General's Report. And not with the Impeachment of Trump.

Or this is where it has already started. Quietly. For over a year. Not seeking to splash big headlines.

On August 30th, 2019, Devin Nunes submitted eight criminal referrals to the DOJ.

U.S. Attorney John Durham had requested former CIA Director John Brennan’s communications records. This included all emails, texts and call logs from his time at the CIA. The Times’ sources also told them that Durham’s team was said to be “scrutininizing” Brennan’s Congressional testimony. Many believe he’s perjured himself. This is a major development and it hasn’t received the attention it deserves.

Durham’s probe, as we all know, shifted into a criminal investigation in October. In a special counsel or an independent counsel investigation, when the work is done, the team prepares a report of their findings.

In a criminal investigation, when the team accumulates sufficient and convincing evidence of a crime, an indictment is made.

.... the Russian collusion story did not originate with the FBI. It began long before they opened their counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign on July 31, 2016. began because John Brennan and others wanted to gather intelligence on Barack Obama’s political opponents, “but couldn’t get it because there are U.S. laws that prevent the government from spying on its own citizens. But they found another place they could get it from – The Five Eyes.”

The Five Eyes, which includes the intelligence services of England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S., share intelligence among the group. It was set up to help track down terrorists and international criminals, but in this case, it was used against Obama’s political opponents.

....The reality of the situation is that it’s very likely John Brennan and his colleagues convinced the FBI to open their counterintelligence investigation.

"our intelligence infrastructure was spying on political campaigns, notably [Ted] Cruze, [Ben] Carson and Trump using foreign partners in circumvention of U.S. law. There’s no doubt about this anymore.”
14  Other / Politics & Society / Does MEDIA affect you? A poll on: October 28, 2019, 12:50:15 AM
Okay, this may seem silly.

No cause or effect is ascertained by this poll!


Someone recently pointed out that people in the crypto world are likely not typical consumer "TV watchers."

Is this true or are we the same as the rest?

Any suggestion on how to handle international outside of USA?
15  Other / Politics & Society / Can you fight the Big Evil Yelp? This man did. on: June 11, 2019, 11:34:22 PM
The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews

How one small business owner flipped the online review ecosystem on its head.

In 2014, chef Davide Cerretini advertised a special that would forever change his fate: Anyone who left his restaurant a 1-star review on Yelp would get 25% off a pizza.

See, his Bay Area-based Italian joint, Botto Bistro, was at a crossroads. Like many small businesses, it was enslaved to the whims of online reviewers, whose public dispatches could make or break its reputation.

He’d had enough: It was time to pry the stars from the “cold, grubby hands of Yelpers” and take control of his own destiny.

But the move would set Cerretini at the center of a long-standing battle between Yelp and disgruntled business owners — a battle including cries of “extortion,” review manipulation, and predatory advertising tactics.
16  Other / Politics & Society / Trump issues Executive Order on Free Speech for Universities on: March 25, 2019, 02:13:37 AM
I thought people might want to discuss this. Some have attempted to describe Trump as Fascist. Clearly this does not look much like an act by a Fascist.

With his executive order on Free Speech, President Trump established himself as a true reformer, while his Democratic opponents have embraced revolution. Therefore, America faces a stark choice between reform or revolution in the 2020 elections....

Surrounded by college students in the White House, he declared: "These courageous Americans have stood up to the forces of political indoctrination...You refused to be silenced by powerful institutions and closed-minded critics, of which there are many. You faced down intimidation, pressure and abuse. You did it because you love your country and you believe in truth, justice, and freedom."

"But even as universities have received billions and billions of dollars from taxpayers, many have become increasingly hostile to free speech and to the First Amendment."

...President Trump confronted the academic establishment:

"Under the guise of 'speech codes' and 'safe spaces' and 'trigger warnings,' these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity, and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today."

He threatened to cut federal funding unless reforms were made: "All of that changes starting right now. ...."

On the other hand, the Democratic Party has now openly embraced revolution, demanding votes for 16-year olds, abolition of the Electoral College, votes for non-citizens, the elimination of ICE, and most significantly, the so-called "Green New Deal" which would result in complete state control of the American economy.
17  Other / Politics & Society / They want to show me the Doomsday clock moving FORWARD on: March 19, 2019, 04:02:29 PM
But I want to see it when they move it BACK!

Because every single time they move it FORWARD, they just got through moving it BACK!@@@@

So why can't we have a regular festival of times the clock was moved back?

18  Other / Politics & Society / Even More Drunken Drunk SOtu BLOGGING on: February 06, 2019, 02:01:11 AM
Sane and logical will be deleted unless truly weird and worthy.

Restarting thread to activate the Diabolical Self-Moderation-Clickbox from-Hell, where it was found in a basket entitled "Glory Days of Flying Hellish"!

(Where in Hell, Donald may have a post of some Eminence)

19  Other / Off-topic / Drunk blogging the SOTU address on: February 06, 2019, 12:44:27 AM
This thread is locked and replace by Double Drunk.
20  Other / Politics & Society / Lying Liars' Lies About Trump's Russian Collusion Have Collapsed on: January 30, 2019, 12:19:16 AM
USA Today, really liberal rag.

Stone was hauled in to federal court Friday morning after a theatrical, televised arrest that should be the subject of a Justice Department investigation or congressional inquiry. Why the excessive threat of force? Though CNN denies it, many still wonder whether the network was tipped off. The extreme intimidation tactic might have been intended to send a message, but it only tended to confirm the biases of those who see special counsel Robert Mueller's entire effort as a rogue operation.

The “process crimes” Stone is charged with, such as lying and witness tampering, are potentially serious. But he was not charged with facilitating Trump campaign collusion with Russian hackers, and the indictment itself gives little reason to believe there ever were any.

It was certainly not a crime for the Trump campaign to be interested in what WikiLeaks had on Hillary Clinton or other Democrats. WikiLeaks had established itself as a reliable — though notorious — source for purloined information. Weeks before WikiLeaks published the emails, Democrats had made public that their computer systems had been hacked, allegedly by Russian operatives, though WikiLeaks has denied that Moscow was its source.

Regardless of where the emails came from, once WikiLeaks began to publish them, everyone in America wanted to know what was in them, no doubt especially the Trump team. Roger Stone was simply conducting his version of opposition research, albeit ineptly. And the indictment notes that Stone was “claiming both publicly and privately” to be in contact with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, so if he were trying to keep his activities a secret he was doing a poor job.

What this story indicates is that the Trump campaign didn't have close ties to WikiLeaks, and no knowledge about what was in the emails, which presumably it would have if there were collusion afoot. And though investigations have found 100 contacts between members of the Trump circle and a variety of Russians during the 2016 campaign, none of the reported communications offers clear evidence of election tampering, quid pro quos, prior knowledge of dirty tricks, or anything else that would confirm the collusion narrative.

The collusion story was a speculative proposition from the start. It apparently originated with former CIA Director John Brennan, who testified to Congress about his concerns that Russian agents might try to suborn members of the Trump team during the 2016 campaign, based on tips from foreign intelligence services. But rather than warning a major-party presidential candidate that he was a target of a foreign influence operation — which you would expect from a supposedly nonpartisan career intelligence official — Brennan established an interagency task force that targeted Trump’s circle. And while Brennan has more recently called President Donald Trump’s denial of collusion “hogwash,” he still cannot produce evidence to support the charge. If the Trump administration would declassify documents related to the activities of Brennan’s group during the campaign, the public might gain more insight into who was colluding against whom.
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